Welcome to the launch of brucestacey.com, a new, creative showcase for my music and art. When I acquired the URL more than a decade ago I had no plans for what I’d use if for, other then reserving my namesake in a .com for posterity. With the help of Valiant Creative, (who created this site) I am so pleased to have a platform to share my past, present and future artistic journeys with you!
Like many, I’ve found this year of COVID presenting me with its share of challenges. But it’s also afforded some of us time to reflect and focus on back-burner projects that might never have happened otherwise. This has certainly been the case for me! During the lock-down I’ve been quite busy in my studio, completing a couple of music projects that I’ve been picking away at for several years. (“This Is Our Time” and “My Song For You” are
NEW albums, featuring never-before released songs and music). I’ve also been sifting through my old creative archives, discovering unfinished songs and concepts tucked away for years.
In 2017 a European music label contacted me about re-releasing several songs from my early music catalogue. Since the releases had previously existed only on vinyl and cassette, the process required going back to the original tape masters to transfer and master new, high-quality 96k digital masters. Using the advance from the label, I contracted a studio in New York to do high-quality audio transfers. (A process that involves “baking” the decades-old 1/2 inch master tapes before transferring to digital using restored, vintage reel to reel tape machines). To my delight, the resulting sound quality pulled from those original master tapes was amazing. As I listened to the music I remembered those days and the many amazing friends, musicians and artists who joined me on that creative journey. Sadly many of them have passed away, including artist/musicians; Dan Peek (America), Bob McBride (Lighthouse), conductors Paul Mickelson and Morley Halsmith and others. In the process, I found archival photos, studio tracklogs, old concert photos and concert ticket stubs, many that I’ve shared with you in articles.
It’s quite a trip down memory lane! You can listen to the music and view detailed notes and pics in 3 new Anthology Album Collections, being released.
My plan is to regularly post new music and art on the site and hope you will take the time to visit often, see and hear what I’ve been up to… and drop me a line to tell me what you think. It’s all to celebrate the love of family, friends, creativity and music.
Well, that’s it for this month!
Thanks for coming and welcome to the creative journey of my lifetime!